"Just in time for Black History Month. AFRICA, my new ebook, celebrates the Motherland through poetry and photos. For children ages 0-6. The book is the debut release from Great Brain Entertainment, a venture by fine artist and digital designer Jeffery Weatherford (my son)."
I was very excited to get Africa on my nook and share it with my son. The pictures are adorable and the texts is light-heated, charming, and engaging. The whole book is just sixteen pages long, with goreous photos accompanying a sweet poem that will delight children and their grownups. Here are screen captures of the first two pages:
The one quibble I have with the nook edition is that the photos and text are small and there is too much white space on the page. I am not able to zoom in to increase the size of the photos, which is frustrating. Young readers will want to have larger photos and text. You can get the nook software free on your computer so you could get a larger screen size this way. I also had some trouble uploading screen captures from my nook and had to get a colleague to help me grab them from my iPod touch, which also has the nook software loaded. This post has been a learning curve for me! One great thing about the nook edition is that is is a "lend me" book, so that anyone else with nook software and my email address can ask to borrow it. :) Love that!
I posted about Weatherford's book Moses in 2006.
Video interview with Weatherford at Reading Rockets
Weatherford biography at Writers & Illustrators of North Carolina
Interview with Robyn Hood Black
If you live near Charlotte you can go see her in person this month!
Friday Poetry is rounded up by Tara at A Teaching Life. Enjoy!